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DC Universe Announces Major Changes to Comic Book Subscription Service

DC Universe Announces Major Changes to Comic Book Subscription Service

The DC Universe comic book subscription service will rebrand as DC Universe Ultimate, and will move its streaming video content to HBO Max.

Amazon Launches STEM Club Toy Subscription for Kids 3 to 13

Last week Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) launched a STEM Club Toy subscription for kids aged three to 13, reports Engadget. The new Amazon subscription delivers curated, high-quality toys centered around STEM learning: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. For $19.99 a month plus tax, parents no longer need to guess what types of STEM-related toys are ideal for their child's age.
Five on Friday, September 11, 2020

Five on Friday: Alphabet, Elevate Scholarships and Election Night

INMA and GNI partner on Elevate Scholarships, Reuters & FB team up for election night and Stars & Stripes will get federal funding after all.

Understand the New World of Subscription Chargebacks and Claims Resolution

How do you minimize the financial impact of subscriber complaints, refund requests, and chargebacks while keeping your subscribers happy? In this briefing, we will answer that question and also explore: What is Friendly Fraud? How Do Chargebacks Impact Your Subscription Business?What Is Best Practice For Managing? What are the New Rules for Managing?With a recurring revenue business (especially with card-not-present transactions for monthly and annual subscriptions) getting complaints, refund requests, and chargeback is part of what you need to manage.
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Getting Your Subscribers to Update Payment Information: Three Approaches

Are you receiving more alerts notifying you of expiring cards? We have and frankly, its no surprise with the increase in the volume of payment cards that been reissued. Without that updated payment information, subscribers and members will not get renewed successfully. In this sample, we show you real examples of payment card update notices from three separate companies, with three very different approaches to getting their subscribers to update their payment information. Plus, a bonus, Subscription Insiders own notice!
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Amazon Pulls Apple TV Products, Launches Brick-and-Mortar Store

Far be it for a week to go by without Amazon making headlines. The latest Amazon news - Amazon pulled all Apple TV and Google Chromecast products from its online retail store, including third-party retailers. Amazon did this the same day as the official launch of the new Apple TV. Not a coincidence. In fact, Business Insider says that if you search for Apple TV or Google Chromecast on Amazon.com, the site will recommend Amazon Fire…

Julep Abruptly Discontinues Maven Subscription Beauty Boxes

With no notice to subscribers, popular beauty brand Julep abruptly discontinued their Maven subscription beauty box program, effective February 15, 2019. The company's FAQs only say they have retired the program, and subscribers do not need to take any action to cancel the subscription. They will no longer be charged the monthly subscription fee. For those who have Maven perks, the discount will increase from 20 percent to 25 percent. For subscribers who have prepaid for their beauty boxes, they will receive a gift card to use on future purchases. The Jules and Secret Store promotions have also been discontinued.

Tribune Publishing Co. Finally Abandons tronc Brand

After two-plus years of ridicule and misunderstanding of Tribune Publishing's new brand, tronc with a lowercase T, the company is taking back its name. The return to Tribune Publishing Co. goes into effect today after the close of NASDAQ trading. The company's new ticker symbol will be TPCO. Based in Chicago, Tribune owns the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun Sentinel, the New York Daily News, and The Virginian-Pilot among other newspapers.

Uber Tests a Subscription Bundle That Includes All of Its Services

Uber, best known for its ride sharing service, is testing a new subscription that bundles all of its services together - ride sharing, food delivery, and scooter and bike rides. At launch, Uber is piloting the subscription program in Chicago and San Francisco for $24.99 a month, says TechCrunch. The tests will include different versions of the program in each city, but the subscriptions will include price protection on each Uber ride, free delivery from Uber Eats, and free JUMP rides on Uber bikes and scooters, according to TechCrunch.
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Weekly Subscription News: Data Platforms, DocuSign and Disney

In this week's subscription headlines, DocuSign acquires AI contract startup Seal Software for $188 million, ChartMogul launches the world's first subscription data platform, and the Boston Globe see its fastest online subscriptions in years. Also this week, YouTube might let creators sell their own ads, Blue Apron might be acquired by a competitor, and Disney prepares to launch in U.K. with promotional annual pricing.

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